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Lake Nona

Lake Nona, Orlando Homes for Sale

Welcome to the “Community of and for the Future” – from new construction homes and 5G connectivity to world-class adventure parks and golf courses, this master-planned community lies at the confluence of modernity and tradition in scenic Central Florida.

Lake Nona at a glance

Lake Nona, Orlando homes for sale are some of the most sought-after properties in the area for their features and proximity to Orlando’s finest attractions. The community encompasses over 7,000 acres of prime land just south of the Orlando International Airport and east of International Drive. Located about 23 miles southeast of downtown Orlando, Lake Nona occupies 17 square miles within official city limits in Orange County. 

As one of the fastest-growing communities in the city, Lake Nona was home to over 64,000 residents as of 2018. Its thriving population includes some of the brightest names in professional golf, including Graeme McDowell MBE. Pro golfers Ben An, Lydia Ko, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Yani Tseng, and sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn either own or have owned homes in Lake Nona. 

What makes Lake Nona different

Outside of its enduring love affair with golf, Fortune recognizes Lake Nona as a fitting model for a great American city. As CISCO’s first iconic Smart+Connected city in the United States, the community was designed with innovation in mind – Lake Nona features advanced fiber and wireless 5G infrastructure to accommodate upcoming developments in tech. It is home to numerous research centers and medical facilities dedicated to medicine and the life sciences.  

A brief history

Lake Nona traces its history to the early 19th century as an English settlement called Narcoossee/St. Cloud. It went by the names Carter Ranch and East Orange County Community College Campus Site Project Area B-lg until the Florida Legislature designated the area as Lake Nona in 1965. The area was primarily made up of open fields and farmlands until developers took interest in the late 1980s with the construction of Florida State Road 417. 

However, it wasn’t until 1996 that the Tavistock Group purchased the Lake Nona Development and started work on the area. Among the first neighborhoods to be developed were NorthLake Park, which brought 1,300 Lake Nona, Orlando homes for sale to the market, and Village Walk, which is intended to have about 1,400 residences upon completion.

Lake Nona, Orlando homes for sale

Lake Nona has a diverse housing market with single-family homes, townhomes, condos, apartments, and estate-style properties. It offers an excellent mix of new construction and resale homes. The majority of the homes in the community have been constructed by leading builders like Century Homes. Craft Homes, DiVosta Homes, Dream Finder homes, M/I Homes, and Pulte Homes. Prevalent architectural styles include Modern, Contemporary, Traditional, Mediterranean, and Bungalow. 

Water view properties are available at Isles at Lake Nona, where the homes are built on a network of ponds. Some of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the community include Laureate Park, a single-family home development, and Lake Nona Pixon Apartments & Retail, which offers 200 micro-apartments and penthouses in one, two, and three-bedroom layouts as well as a fitness center and 33,850 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.

Neighborhoods and developments

Lake Nona offers an array of mixed-use developments, apartment complexes, resort-style gated communities, and 55+ active adult communities, including: 

  • Ariel Apartments
  • Enclave at VillageWalk
  • Gatherings of Lake Nona
  • Isles of Lake Nona
  • Laureate Park
  • Laurel Pointe Lake Nona
  • NorthLake Park
  • Pixon
  • Somerset Crossings
  • Somerset Park
  • Summerdale Park
  • The Oasis at Moss Park Preserve
  • VillageWalk

Learn more about Lake Nona’s neighborhoods here.

Living in Lake Nona Orlando

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Lake Nona is served by Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), which has about 209,000 enrolled students and is one of Central Florida’s largest employers with over 25,000 staff. The community provides access to reputable schools like Ladybird Academy of Lake Nona, Primrose School, NorthLake Park Community School, Moss Park Elementary, Innovation middle School, Lake Nona Middle School, and Lake Nona High School


Some of the biggest employers in the Lake Nona area include Walt Disney World Resort, AdventHealth, Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando Health, Orlando International Airport, University of Central Florida, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, and Westgate Resorts.  

Lake Nona’s infrastructure has captured the interest of major companies like Johnson & Johnson, HCA Healthcare, KPMG, The Walt Disney Company, and Verizon, which have announced plans to relocate to brand-new offices in the community. 


  • Nona Adventure Park is a family-friendly attraction with a floating obstacle course, ropes course, and a 60-foot climbing tower. It’s a popular spot for wakeboarding and waterskiing in Orlando. It also features a fully stocked pro shop and on-site cafe serving pizza, flatbreads, sandwiches, and salads.
  • Lake Nona Town Center is a vibrant shopping and entertainment complex encompassing four million square feet with boutiques, restaurants, hotels, and event venues. Phase I includes the 200-room Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn while Phase II has provisions for a 100-acre, open-air mall with shops and eateries.
  • Lake Nona Wave Hotel is a 17-story hotel with elegantly appointed rooms and more than 5,400 square feet of events and meeting spaces. 
  • Cinépolis Lake Nona is a 40,000-square-foot luxury cinema with nine screens and plans for a bowling alley in Phase II of Lake Nona Town Center. 
  • Lake Nona Creekside is a 61,000-square-foot retail center anchored by Publix, AT&T, 7-Eleven, Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant, and Nationwide Vision with plans for a 120-room hotel in the future.
  • Lake Nona Greenwood is a 23,900-square-foot shopping center with shops, offices, nail salons, spas, and restaurants serving New American and Tex-Mex fare.
  • Lake Nona Plaza features an array of retailers, restaurants, and offices adjacent to Laureate Park.  It is anchored by a 54,000-square-foot Publix and offers 25,000 square feet of dining and retail space.
  • Laureate Park Village Center is a retail and entertainment complex with restaurants, grocers, offices, learning centers, fitness studios, and a resort-style aquatic center. Highlights include Dockside, a trendy events venue, and The Glass House, a public art installation by Brooklyn-based artist Tom Fruin. 
  • The Laureate Park Community Gardens lets residents grow their own vegetables, fruit, and herbs to inspire a healthier diet and lifestyle. 
  • Laureate Park Aquatic Center and Half-Basketball Court feature a lap pool, family pool, cabanas, and umbrellas.  
  • McCoy Community Park is a 25-acre park with a playground, pavilion, softball field, pony field, two Little League fields, and a walking and running path on Dowden Road near NorthLake Park. 
  • Boxi Park at Lake Nona is a 30,000-square-foot, dog-friendly outdoor lifestyle complex with food truck-style eateries, restaurants, bars, a live entertainment venue, and volleyball courts built into 12 containers with one- and two-story configurations. 
  • Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is a prestigious club with first-rate amenities and services. Its Tam Fazio-Designed, 18-hole championship golf course offers breathtaking lake views. Other amenities include a 40,000-square-foot clubhouse with a lakeside pool, an 18-room lodge, and a bath & racquet club with modern fitness and tennis facilities. 
  • Lake Nona Performance Club is a 130,000-square-foot community center dedicated to promoting fitness, sports, well-being, and integrative health. It provides access to workout equipment, fitness classes, and interactive programs for members of all ages and skill levels.
  • The USTA National Campus hosts high-profile tennis events and offers tennis lessons with dedicated coaches on the banks of Lake Nona. It features tennis, pickleball, and padel facilities as well as a pro shop that offers racquet stringing and other services. 
  • The GuideWell Innovation Center is a 30,000-square-foot research center and university-run incubator with workspaces, high-tech facilities, high-speed data processing systems, surface parking, and an on-site cafe for biotech companies, digital workers, and entrepreneurs in the fields of healthcare and medical science. 
  • Lake Nona Medical City is a  650-acre research facility and life sciences park dedicated to ground-breaking advancements in the medical field. It will feature more than five million square feet of residential, commercial, and retail space once it’s fully built out. 


Lake Nona is within driving distance of the following attractions:

Events and festivals

Lake Nona hosts a variety of community events and seasonal celebrations with live music, local vendors, family-friendly activities, and sumptuous food and drinks. These include a farmers market, which takes place every Saturday at Lake Nona Town Center; Art After Dark, which features art displays, special exhibits, and live demonstrations; Wine Down Wednesdays, which includes wine flights and cheese boards; and Sweat Saturdays, which involves different kinds of fitness training with local instructors.   

Find new home specialists in Lake Nona, FL

Ready to explore Lake Nona? Call My New Home Outlet at 407.809.8198 or send them a message to get started. Victor Rivera and Nuria Laso have over 45 years of combined experience in new construction, home repairs, listings, financing, and mortgages. They have lived as husband and wife in Lake Nona for over 17 years and know the area like the back of their hand

Victor is a Broker and Certified New Home Specialist while Nuria is an experienced Realtor. They are dedicated to streamlining the home buying process to help you save time and money with specialized knowledge on builders and the new home system.

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